Michael J. Fox’s family comedy “A.R.C.H.I.E.,” with Fox voicing a robotic dog, has fetched strong sales.
Jason Moring, president of Double Dutch Intl., announced at the American Film Market that the movie has sold to Arc Entertainment for the U.S., Programme Store for France, Jigsaw for Australia, California Filmes for Latin America and Prima Cinema for Indonesia. Arc is planning an April release.
“A.R.C.H.I.E.” is written and directed by Robin Dunne in his feature-film directorial debut. The film is produced by Shayne Putzlocher, Glenn Paradis and Sara Shaak from Trilight Entertainment, and financed by Clairwood Capital Management.
Katharine Isabelle plays a world-renowned roboticist who has created Archie to look like a normal dog while having super strength, X-ray vision and the ability to talk. While her research program is being shut down by the military, Isabelle’s character helps Archie escape in the hopes of finding a family to care for him — and he winds up in a small town, where he befriends a woman whose uncle is the mayor.
The Arc Entertainment deal was negotiated by Scott Moesta on behalf of Arc Entertainment and DDI’s Jason Moring.